A good little comedy that satirizes the movie studio system of the 1930s. Lee Tracy is a screenwriter who collaborates with an ex-convict on a screenplay. The ex-con writes about a bank robbery he took part in, and was framed for. The film comes out and gives the police new leads on the
ex-con's partners who were never convicted. The gangsters come to Hollywood to prevent the writing of other exposes, and run amok in a film studio. CRASHING HOLLYWOOD is a remake of a 1923 film called LIGHTS OUT, which was also the name of the original play. There is a double irony in this film;
one of the extras in a crowd scene, Harry "Big Harry" Greenberg, a former member of the ...